Monday, July 07, 2008

What are Debbie Miller, Jen Allen and Kelly Gallagher Reading?

Every day this week, we'll be letting you in on what some of our favorite literacy educators are reading this summer. We thought it would be fun to get the reading gossip from our favorite experts in the field of literacy education. So, check out the blog each day for the scoop on what people are reading and to get some great new titles for your summer reading!



Debbie Miller, author or READING WITH MEANING
This summer our book club has been reading
WHAT IS THE WHAT by Dave Eggers. It's a novel based on the life of Valentino Deng, and thousands of other boys (the so-called Lost Boys) who were forced to leave their villages in Sudan. It's eye-opening and amazing!

Also just started
REREADING FLUENCY by Bess Altwerger, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Rankie Shelton. This one, too, is eye-opening and amazing! So much great information in a tiny little book. And so much to think about. I can't wait to share it with teachers.

I'm also reading
PUNISHED BY REWARDS by Alfie Kohn. I love his work and this one really speaks to me.

For my birthday my husband gave me the book
GRAPHIC WITNESS--Four Wordless Graphic Novels. I'm inferring my little heart out trying to understand this one!

Next up?
THE BRIDGE OF SIGNS by Richard Russo and THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE by David Wroblewski.


From Jen Allen, author of BECOMING A LITERACY LEADER




I just finished reading
THE BOOK THIEF. I read this for the book club that I am in. I just picked up THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris at Powell's book store.


From Kelly Gallagher, author of DEEPER READING, READING REASONS, and TEACHING ADOLESCENT WRITERS

I just finished reading
THE COMMISSION: AN UNCENSORED HISTORY OF THE 9/11 INVESTIGATION by Philp Shenon. Great book.
Am currently reading NEGRO LEAGUE BASEBALL: THE RISE AND RUIN OF A BLACK INSTITUTION by Neil Lanctot.
Next to be read is Tom Perrotta's
THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER.

3 comments:

  1. I've started the book thief, but I couldn't get into it because apparently there are two editions - adult and teenagers. My mum got the adult copy for me and that was a bit boring.

    Anyway, drop by at my blog whenever you like - no-one ever visits anyway, I just do it for the fun of it.

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  2. This was so interesting to see what these writers are reading. Rereading Fluency. Thanks!

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  3. This is really btw...to find out what those great teaching mentors are reading! job well done! Looking forward to more !

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